There is always something more to learn about our beautiful area. One of those interesting things is a special garden built by renowned English portrait artist Douglas Chandor in Weatherford in the early twentieth century. Yes, I know, Annie limits her blog to Fort Worth, and this is all about the story of the lovely gardens. It’s a tale told in Fort Worth that you’ll want to hear.
As part of the Community Workshop series, The Center for Texas Studies at TCU and the Fort Worth Library are uniting to present “The Story of Chandor Gardens”as told by Steven Chamblee, Chief Horticulturist. You can hear it all free on Saturday, May 7, 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon, at Fort Worth Central Library’s Tandy Hall, 500 W. 3rd. Street. Mr. Chamblee will share the site’s history and recount the labors that have restored the garden’s former glory. After the program, he will be signing his new book, The Story of Chandor Gardens.
Annie wants to share more information about Steven Chamblee who sounds like the original plant doctor. He is a consulting editor and author for Neil Sperry’s Gardens magazine, writes an e-newsletter column Native Son, and is an Adjunct Instructor for Tarleton State University. And, Annie is inspired to make the drive to Weatherford to see Chandor Gardens. Wanna go? Just let me know.
Annie Ambles to the Library Saturday to learn more about Chandor Gardens